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Once again, Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation will be hosting North Platte Giving Day! Last year, we shattered records, raising a whopping $569,545 for 79 local nonprofits. 50 sponsored cash prizes, ranging from $200 to $1000, were awarded based on donations received both online and by check during different time frames. The best part? Every single penny of your Giving Day donation goes directly to the nonprofit of your choice. Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation and a generous anonymous donor cover all gift processing fees. Giving day is truly the best time to help your favorite community causes!

Mark your calendars for April 12, 2024. Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation is hosting its annual celebration at Venue 304 in North Platte! It will be an evening packed with music, fun and entertainment that you won't want to miss! Stay tuned for the ticket availability announcement.

Donors gave over $130,000 to help 58 local nonprofits through North Platte Giving Year End hosted by Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. Many people like to make charitable gifts near the end of the year and the Giving Year End campaign makes it easy and convenient to support local nonprofits.

The Giving Year End campaign opened on November 28th and ended December 31st at midnight. 100% of each donation goes directly to donor-selected nonprofits. The Community Foundation and an anonymous donor cover campaign and gift processing costs.

It is no secret that hunger and poverty are still pervasive issues in today's world. Despite ongoing efforts to address these problems, the reality is that millions of people still struggle to obtain food on a daily basis. That is where food pantries come in. These organizations play a vital role in helping to alleviate hunger and food insecurity in communities across the globe.

A food pantry is typically a non-profit organization that collects and distributes food...

Joe Staroska was re-elected president of Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2023.  Other officers elected by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Dan O'Neill, vice president, and Amy Engel, secretary-treasurer.

2023 Scholarships awarded from funds at Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation

Joe Staroska was elected president of Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2022.  Other officers elected by the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors are: Charles Burwick, vice president, and Maris Schad, secretary-treasurer.

As the foundation grows, so has our staff.  We are happy to introduce you to Evanna Hardin and Heidi King.

Evanna Hardin grew up in the Sandhills and attended UNK, where she earned a BS in Business Administration.  She’s worked in several industries during her career, including human resources in the banking industry and the State of Wyoming.

Donations, matching funds and sponsored cash prizes raised a record-breaking $569,545 for 79 local nonprofits during the North Platte Giving Day campaign

Grant applications will be considered for training or support for K-12 teachers at elementary and secondary schools located in Nebraska counties of Custer, Dawson, Frontier, Hayes, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins and Thomas.

Training Grants between $500 and $10,000 each will be awarded for training and/or instructional coaching benefiting several teachers in any of the following ways:

Training for teachers in research-based or proven practices to teach language arts, mathematics and/or science...

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